6. British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a non-profit organisation in London that organises fashion events which showcase the top British designs by up and coming fashion designers. The purpose of the events is to collaborate and share knowledge and resources that help to increase the interest in the fashion industry of Britain. The events are typically held during January in London.
The designs which are showcased at the events are presented to an international audience comprised of both buyers and press professionals that publicise the designs. The best designs receive support from the BFC in an effort to launch and grow a new fashion business.
Recently, the BFC partnered with Vogue to establish a mentoring program for one upcoming UK designer that shows promise in the fashion industry. The recipient also receives a £200,000 grant toward the growth of their business. Fashion designers such as Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, , and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood have been recipients of this honor.

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